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Technology & the Future of Aging: OLLI, Berkeley
This is a live recording (slides and audio) of a talk given by Richard Caro entitled "The Future of Aging, & the Intersection of Aging & Technology".
This talk was given in October, 2018, at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Berkeley, as part of...
Trends in Technology Use by Older Adults
Pew Research has released a report that shows a substantial increase in the use of technology by older adults. They increased the use of the Internet, smart phones, and TV.
Seniors Embrace Social Media in Surprising Numbers
One of the writers I featured in my new book, The Vintage years: Finding Your Inner Artist (Writer, Musician, Visual Artist) After Sixty, didn't begin to write her first book until she was in her eighties. And realizing at that time that her preferred method of pen and paper was no longer...
Help Me Navigate the World of Cell Phone Services
Explorer Bonnie describes a disappointing experience with her cellular provider, and seeks the input of group members as to how to deal with it or find a provider with better customer service skills. .........Read more
What Internet Services Package is Best for Me?
Suggestions For Helping Seniors Make Best Use of their High Tech Tools
The discussion focuses on the challenge of keeping up with ever changing operating systems on our IT devices and suggested some valuable solutions.
One member spoke anxiously of her reliance on an IT helper and wondered how people cope if they cannot afford to hire someone.
Someone... .........Read more
Useful Products Services Gadgets: Avenidas
This lengthy recording covers several different topics: The starting point for different segments is indicated.
START: The i-cloud is better for synching your calendar and contacts across all your devices’ instantly than i-Tunes which has a lag time.
Facetime: Wonderful for... .........Read more
The Challenge of New Products and Keeping up with System Changes
Software and Aps develop and change unrelentingly and some seniors have a hard time keeping up. One concern is that the aps some seniors have become familiar with are no longer supported or used by the people they want to keep in touch with. An example is Facebook and E-mail that are no longer... .........Read more
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Easy to Connect
Easy to Connect is offering wireless devices that are basic in design for ease of use by older adults. The products aim to simplify the technological environment to meet their capabilities, and improve their day-to-day lives. Smartphones and tablets are now available, with other products in the...
AARP Realpad Tablet
Promoted by AARP, Realpad tablets are priced to be affordable for most people and they are designed to be easy to operate right out of the box. Being user friendly is at the top of the priority list, so technical assistance is available 24/7.
GrandPad - a simple way for mom to connect to the digital world
GrandPad is a simple and secure tablet computer that digitally connects mom to her family and friends. Mom can easily view family photos and videos, play games, check weather, listen to music, send voice emails, make phone calls, video chat, and more.
Breezie: Internet and tablet for the web-challenged
Seems to be a combination of an android app with its own Samsung tablet, offering a curated web experience. Supposedly simpler to set up and maintain than a regular computer. With apps like address book etc.
Has a "hub" that lets a family member manage the system and get it all working,...
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